Synonyms for folk

Synonyms for (noun) folk

Synonyms: folk, folk music, ethnic music

Definition: the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community

Similar words: popular music, popular music genre

Definition: any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)


Synonyms: folk, folks, common people

Definition: people in general (often used in the plural)

Usage: they're just country folk; folks around here drink moonshine; the common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next

Similar words: people

Definition: (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

Usage: old people; there were at least 200 people in the audience


Synonyms: family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, sept

Definition: people descended from a common ancestor

Usage: his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower

Similar words: pedigree, parentage, origin, blood, blood line, bloodline, ancestry, line, line of descent, lineage, descent, stemma, stock

Definition: the descendants of one individual

Usage: his entire lineage has been warriors


Synonyms: tribe, folk

Definition: a social division of (usually preliterate) people

Similar words: social group

Definition: people sharing some social relation